Texas AgriLife Research names Ransom to San Angelo post
Dr. Dean Ransom, Texas AgriLife Research wildlife scientist, recently joined the faculty at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo.
Ransom will be working with Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist headquartered at San Angelo. His duties will include research on quail and related species in the Southern Rolling Plains.
Ransom transferred from the AgriLife Center at Vernon where he conducted roadrunner research for the past five years.
"I am very pleased with Dean's decision to join me here in San Angelo," Rollins said. "His knowledge of the region and its wildlife will be a real asset to our AgriLife Research effort. Above all though, I value the passion and thoroughness Dean puts into his work.
"We are both headquartered at San Angelo, but since much of our research work is being conducted on the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch near Roby, Dean's time will most likely be split between San Angelo and the ranch property."
Ransom holds a doctoral degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences and a bachelor's degree in wildlife ecology from Texas A&M University. He also earned a master's degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Prior to his move to Vernon, Ransom was an assistant professor at West Texas A&M University at Canyon. He is a member of The Wildlife Society and has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Wildlife Management. He is also an active member of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society.